Hot London prospect Georgie Kean aims to become the next Ricky
Hatton as he follows up his sensational debut last month when he
features again at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday November 30
The Islington star sold close to an incredible 1,000 tickets for
his professional bow against Rick Boulter, outpointing the more
experienced man and dropping him in the fourth round to the delight
of his raucous fans.
Welterweight Kean, 22, reckons he can become a huge attraction in
the capital with his all-action style, following a similar path to
Hatton who first became a star in Manchester before becoming a
"When I was a kid Ricky Hatton was my idol. He was the hero
to my generation in the ring and if I can achieve half of what he
achieved I'll be a happy man." said Kean.
"I look up to Ricky as my inspiration and direction, my route and
vision towards the top of boxing. Ricky was a one off, but I
aim to be the next big thing in British boxing.
"I've based my style on Ricky's with the same swarming
come-forward style, plenty of angles and throwing lots of body
shots. I've naturally got a similar style to him and I'm in the gym
practicing the same angles and body shots all the time.
"I've already attracted a strong following and my debut was
absolutely amazing. I thrive on a big crowd and I felt at home
in the ring with no nerves at all. I wanted it to be twelve
rounds, but it was all over in a flash so I'm looking forward to
getting back into action on November 30.
"Just like Ricky's philosophy, it's about pleasing the fans who
have bought tickets. I want them to come away from one of my
fights knowing that they've come to see me fight not box safely and
cautiously. This is the entertainment busy and I want to give
value for money and that's what they'll get from me."